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Water temp measurement

Mark_46
Mark_46 Member Posts: 312
Anybody have any experience (good or bad) with the product linked below? Looking to measure at least relative in/out water temps of hydro-coils. Any feedback is appreciated.


http://www.azeltec.com/catalog.0.html.0.html#DIGIT-STAT

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  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    I use them

    Good product, simple. Could be less expensive I suppose.
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
  • Mark_46
    Mark_46 Member Posts: 312
    Hey Brad

    Long time no type!

    Yes, a little pricey but I'm willing to 'invest' in one if it's a good product. It appears that it's what I'm looking for and you say it's good - one's opinion I certainly value.

    The only short coming I can see is that by design it will actually measure PIPE temp rather than actual WATER temp. My thinking is even if that's the case, as long as the readings are relative, a delta T can be determined and it will have served it's purpose.

    Finally, I presume it would be more accurate than an infrared thermometer?
  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    Yo-

    :)

    Hi Mark- it has been a while.

    The sensors are excellent, Tekmar I believe, you know, how they are curved to the surface of a pipe?

    I use them both ways, surface mount with heat conductive compound and in an immersion well (also with compound). Seems as good as any if you accept a small accuracy loss versus direct fluid contact.

    You still have to do your delta-T math in your head. One thing I do not like about them (small fussy detail) is that they switch back from F to C units without asking me. No big deal really. Mine operates off a 24V power supply but they also have batteries in the same unit, (2) AA cells I believe.

    IR thermometers to me are not so accurate for these purposes. For one thing, they cannot accurately read metallic surfaces unless painted. In the end you are not reading temperature but an interpretation of temperature based on IR emittance. Still pretty remarkable though!

    Thanks for your vote o'confidence.

    Brad
    "If you do not know the answer, say, "I do not know the answer", and you will be correct!"



    -Ernie White, my Dad
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